Employment Opportunity

NamUs Fingerprint Examiner

University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, Fort Worth, Texas

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs; www.NamUs.gov) is a national information clearinghouse and resource center providing investigative and forensic support to missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases. Fully-funded by the National Institute of Justice and managed through a cooperative agreement with the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, all NamUs services and resources are provided at no cost.

The Center for Human Identification Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a NamUs Fingerprint Analyst (Examiner) to join our team and support investigating agencies with cases of missing and unidentified deceased persons.


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Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Providing daily assistance to NamUs stakeholders in the areas of entering and enhancing fingerprint data into the NamUs and AFIS databases, to include fingerprint pattern interpretation and coding.
  • Reviewing NamUs case entries for the completeness and accuracy of fingerprint information that will be disclosed to professional users through NamUs, communicating with entering parties and making revisions to case data as necessary.
  • Interacting with criminal justice professionals and non-government agencies to enhance outside agencies’ understanding and use of NamUs, and identify agencies in need of additional training on NamUs and other missing/unidentified person resources.
  • Properly document all NamUs cases that are identified through fingerprint comparisons for review by the Training & Analysis Division for inclusion in statistical reports related to the effectiveness of the NamUs program.
  • Continuing professional education to enhance knowledge and skills related to fingerprint classification and coding, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS), and other topics related to fingerprints.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications - The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will possess Ten-Print or Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Knowledge of ISO-17025 accreditation standards, and knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems.
  • Bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological, or forensic science from an accredited college or university or a non-science degree with completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework.
  • Professional experience in either a forensic laboratory or law enforcement agency in the latent fingerprint discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Physical Requirements
  • Carrying, Cleaning, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate

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Posted: February 20, 2021

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